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Can Olympic athletes use CBD oil?

by Formula Swiss October 01, 2019 3 min read

Can Olympic athletes use CBD oil?

Like all other sports, using drugs is also prohibited in the Olympics. An Olympic athlete is not allowed to use any kind of drugs before or during the game. In this situation, Cannabidiol oil which is commonly known as CBD oil was also prohibited for the Olympics Athletes. It was prohibited because it is found from the marijuana plant which is considered as a drug. But in January 2018, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has removed the prohibition of CBD oil usage for Olympics Athletes.

CBD has a very strong relationship with the Olympic Athletes. According to a study conducted in 2015 by WADA, it was proved that almost 4% of the Olympics Athletes out of 300,000 has used the CBD oil before the game. After this operation, many famous athletes lost their titles and reputation. But the question is, what are the aspects according to which WADA has removed prohibition from the usage of CBD oil for athletes. Well, some of those aspects are as follows:

1. Relieves pain

CBD is not actually a drug. Just because it is fetched from the marijuana plant, that’s why it was prohibited. But the fact is, CBD oil is very helpful to reduce pain. Athletes have to play hard due to which there occurs pain in their muscles. In this case, CBD oil removes the muscle’s pain and offer them some relief.

2. It reduces anxiety and depression

CBD oil is very effective for the reduction of anxiety and depression. It helps to relax the veins and muscles due to which an athlete feels the reduction into his anxiety and depression.

3. Can be treated as food supplement against cancer

CBD oil is also very effective as a food supplement against cancer symptoms. If someone is dealing with cancer, CBD oil may help to deal with the disease and also control its symptoms.

4. Reduces acne

Acne is also a very major issue for an Olympic Athlete. As we know that an athlete has to work hard in all kind of circumstances. He has to play in different weather conditions where there could be a huge chance developing acne on his skin. In this scenario, CBD oil is the perfect solution to this problem. The Athletes rub the CBD oil over his skin and get the instant help against the acne problem.

5. Instance injury cases

During the competition, athletes have to face many severe injuries which make them unable to continue the game. If they don’t continue the game, then they will lose it which is not fair to them. The other option will be that game should be continued after the complete treatment of the athlete which is a very time-consuming process. In this regard, CBD oil proves very useful. It may instantly relief the injury on the spot due to which athletes can continue their game.

Well, above-described are the aspects due to which the World Anti-Doping Agency decided to remove the prohibition on CBD oil because it is very helpful for an athlete in different scenarios.



This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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